SOUTH BEND – A prostitution sting in South Bend leads to the arrest of three men. The sting took place late Saturday night and into the early morning hours.
It involved the Street Crimes Unit going undercover and posting an ad for prostitution on a popular website.
"No chit chat, so they're not just looking to have communication; they want to get down to business. They're trying to earn money, utilize the website for that, not for making friends," said Lt. Daniel Skibins with the South Bend Police Dept. Street Crimes Unit.
The website is southbendbackpage.com.
About a year ago, complaints started coming into the crimes unit about women using the website to sell sexual favors.
"However, in looking into Backpage, we did see some of the postings were pretty just outright you could read right into it, $100 for one night or in-calls only, out-calls only, $150 special for the weekend," said Skibins.